Krish Vignarajah names running mate in Maryland governor's race

Krish Vignarajah (Photo: Krish Vignarajah campaign)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah has named her running mate.

The former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that Sharon Blake will accompany her on the ticket. Blake is former president of the Baltimore Teachers Union.

Vignarajah and Blake filed their candidacies at the state elections board on Tuesday, hours before the 9 p.m. filing deadline.

Vignarajah is running in a crowded Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

RELATED: Democratic candidates pick running mates in Maryland governor's race

The primary is June 26.

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